Ivy has been offering individualized tutoring, teaching, and coaching since 2001. She has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, as well as credentials in Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition and Development (ESL), English and Art. She has extensive training in early literacy and progressive literacy development through high school, and is passionate about helping students develop their literacy skills and voice. She is trained both as a life coach and an academic coach, bringing students a range of tools to address executive function needs and develop powerful study skills. She is certified in Social-Emotional Learning with an emphasis on student wellness, social change, and equity, and brings a mindfulness-based toolkit to help stressed students calm, focus, and thrive. For homeschool students, Ivy combines integrated content curriculum with research-based literacy best practices. She has provided professional development for elementary school teachers in literacy, as well as parent education workshops.
Individualized instruction is offered via on-line sessions. Depending on need, sessions may focus on grade-level teaching, intervention, enrichment, or academic coaching. Ivy is dedicated to helping all students including those with learning differences, achieve their full potential as writers and learners. She works closely with students and their families to support skill development, a love of learning, and confidence.